This lunch bag is easy to make and durable. It makes great use of Kool-Jammer or Capri Sun pouches.
This is the neatest idea!
and Thank you for such good illustrations.
I need pictures to be able to do projects like this
and this is perfect!
I can't wait to make one of these, too cute. What are you doing to cover the little punched straw holes, after drinking the juice? Are people cutting the bottoms out of the juice and not drinking from them? I want to recycle the used ones my kids love drinking from. Any suggestions that will stay when bag gets wet? I thought about cutting the bag down past the straw hole but it would not look as nice. Thanks
Editor's note: Once the pouches are empty (yes use the ones that the kids have emptied) use an x-acto knife to slit the bottom of the juice pouch. Clean the inside of each pouch with hot soapy water and let dry.
I guess I did not make myself clear. What I need to know is - the hole where the straw goes - do you leave the hole punched out or can you seal in some way so that liquids do not enter into the bag from the outside. Thanks.
Editor's Note: Before you start sewing them together you could stitch or glue near the holes so water cannot get in there. In any case, I doubt that much water could get in there unless you submerged the finish bag in water.
I've mixed art with thriftiness to create some new designs for lunch bags. See photos.
In hindsight, I think it would have been easier to put the velcro on earlier on in the process when things were still more flat. Would have saved a lot of trouble. Has anyone else done that?
What type of thread to you use? Just regular or synthetic?
Have you tried with coffee bags? It's wonderful.
Thank You for your great idea, very original, your pictures and instructions are great, you are very creative and a recycle queen.
Thank You for the inspiration.
Some of your pictures show the lunchbag with a handle. How do you put on the handle?
Editor's Note: No handle in this project, it just folds over like a paper sack.
I have sewn the lunch box together, but am having trouble sewing the front to the sides (especially the corner at the bottom). Is there a trick?
By Brenda from Owen Sound, Canada
On any corner when you sew, the easiest and neatest way to sew it is one side @ a time, especially if you are sewing something thick, or difficult to work with. Lift up, cut the thread and then re-engage to start the other side, then sew down it. In other words, don't sew down the side, keep going around the corner and then up the other side. Don't worry that there is going to be a gap right at the exact place where the corner meets, there won't be much of one, if at all. Or if you do worry about that, once you have sewn each side separately, then go to the corner and sew it a bit (in one movement, but just a small area. a/k/a as re-enforcing) Hope that is clear to you :).